Scattering Resources

Scattering Ashes by Plane

Ashes can be released into the air from an airplane flying over a body of water or land.

Some areas, such as national parks in the United States, require a scattering permit. Permission should be sought if scattering ashes over areas where people gather, such as baseball stadiums. Cremated remains can be scattered by plane over private property with the owner's permission.

Ashes can be sent via the mail to companies that scatter ashes by plane. One company specializes in international scattering over landmarks such as the Grand Canyon and Eiffel Tower in Paris. Another company specializes in scattering ashes over Israel.